Reviewer:Jah Gussi -
March 10, 2005 Subject:
August 21, 2004 Subject:
Well worth a watch
This is a generally enjoyable little film, with a fair amount of humour, an engaging story, and some nice songs. There aren't that many songs in fact, this isn't a musical in the sense that the characters spontaneously burst into song: the only songs are by Fifa (the girl of the title), who is a singer.
There are some oddities in the production at times, which may be just editing/recording glitches, I don't know. Also, it take a while for the story to actually start, as there is an extended parade sequence, presumedly with stock footage, which I also assume is used in a number of other places. However, these don't distract too much from the film, and probably reflect the age of the film (it's from 1932).
Overall, this is a rather entertaining film, well worth a watch,